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Project 321 | montane 13/05/2019
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PROJECT 321: TIM’S DIARY 06-13.05.19

Tim begins his big push towards Nuptse 06.05.19 08:45  So … now that the ropes have been fixed to The South Col it’s time for teams to start establishing C3 and their S Col camps. But not yet, as the weather has put things on hold for the moment.  Tents, gas, food, oxygen, stoves, and equipment will be ferried up the Lhotse Face whilst team members complete their second rotation or, if they’ve done that already, they’ll be resting up.  Once the winds above the S Col abate the fixing team... Read More

atomic jacket review | montane 08/05/2019
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Nick Morris Atomic Review

Warm and dry in a Scottish winter and excellent breathability on a Spring day in a featherweight jacket: that’s the Atomic. The jacket has all the frills without the weight. A fully adjustable hood, pit zips, waist cords and pockets that work with a harness or waist strap. But how does it perform, the question everyone wants to know. I have taken the jacket out over the last few months through many different conditions including a Scottish winter and a Lake District Spring, so this review covers both extremes. The... Read More

Project 321 | montane 05/05/2019
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PROJECT 321: TIM’S DIARY 29.04.-05.05.19

This week weather plagues the expedition, and Tim finally announces PROJECT 321’s complete objectives. 29.04.19 10:38  Here’s a pano that I took a couple of years back showing the Lhotse Face and all the way back down The Western Cwm  This year the Lhotse Face is looking quite icy at the moment … the snow from last week having been blown away.  Currently it’s fixed up to upper Camp 3 but the Climbing Sherpa fixing team will be trying to forge ahead over the next few days to The South Col... Read More



Reviewed and compiled by numerous outdoor experts, The TRAIL Magazine Gear Guide is the quintessential review of the years’ best gear.  Montane featured heavily throughout its 100 pages of the best new outdoor kit.   ATOMIC JACKET A revised classic, updated with Pertex Sheild, YKK Zips and a few other modernizing tweaks, the Atomic Jacket won TRAIL Magazine’s ‘Best Value’ award: “… a well priced low-weight jacket that is ideal for summer and mild-weather hillwalking, backpacking, and trekking.” CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO: ATOMIC PANTS Fully articulated and articulated for... Read More

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15 Marathons in 15 Days in the 15 National Parks of the United Kingdom complete! Thank you to everyone who supported and sponsored me, so grateful to all of you for helping make a difference. If you would like to add a few pennies to the pot here is the link: Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.     ... Read More

project 321 | montane 28/04/2019
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PROJECT 321: TIM’S DIARY 21.04.-28.04.19

21.04.19 05:58  I think this lot should suffice for a couple of nights on the hill.  On the hill we often suffer from a loss of appetite which is perverse when we’re burning so much energy. So I tend to go for snacks rather than meals. 13:28  After a mostly cloudy day we’ve just been granted a final glimpse of Nuptse.  Great views … but it’s chuffing freezing.  Time for dinner and then bed. 22.04.19 07:47  What do you do on a rest day when you’re at Everest Base Camp? Well, it starts... Read More

Jordan wylie | MONTANE 26/04/2019
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Day 12 took me to Snowdonia National Park in Wales, the last of the Welsh 3! Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is a living working area, home to over 26,000 people. Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.          Day 8.         ... Read More

TGO minimus jacket review | montane 25/04/2019


Gear Editor Chris Townsend reviewed the updated Montane Minimus Jacket as part of a comparative waterproof jacket review in TGO’s May 2019 issue.  Suitably impressed, the Minimus was awarded a coveted ‘TGO Recommended’ rosette, citing a comprehensive feature set and excellent value for money. CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW THE MEN’S MINIMUS JACKET The updated materials and improved features of this modern classic were applauded for creating a comfortable and useable waterproof jacket that more than stood up against a field of far more expensive competitor jackets.  Obvious changes such as the... Read More

jordan wylie | MONTANE 24/04/2019
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Day 12 saw me head to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in West Wales.  This National park has a varied landscape of rugged cliffs, sandy and stone beaches, wooded estuaries and wild inland hills.  I’m not sure how many people come here to run as it is quite some drive to get to but I can promise you the journey was worth every mile indeed. Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5. ... Read More

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Day 10 saw me I’m familiar territory, the good old Brecon Beacons, a place I knew very well from my time as a soldier in the Army. Seeing the welcome sign, sent a shiver down my spine and reminded me of many a cold, wet night sleeping under the stars. The Brecon Beacons are beautiful but from a soldiers perspective were often unforgiving and relentless, this was the reason many elite units such as the SAS, Royal Marines and Paras spent a lot of time here, they say you can... Read More